Making Cash On The Web is a serious attempt to compile useful information about making money on the internet. It is a combination of things that I have learned myself, as well as information culled from other sources. It is NOT about get rich quick schemes, or wierd marketing programs. I am not going to sell you anything.
To get started making money on the web, you need three basic pieces of software:
1) A program to create web pages;
2) A basic text editor; and
2) A program to upload those pages to your web host.
You could spend hundreds of dollars buying professional grade software. And lots of people will try to convince you that’s what you need to do. But the honest truth is that there are free programs out there that will do the job as well as—or even better—than the commercial ones.
Here’s what I recommend:
To create your web pages, I suggest you use a piece of free software called WordPress. That’s the program that I have used to create this site. Neat, huh? You can find more about WordPress here. If you feel confident about installing programs on your web hosting service, you can download for self-installation here However, if you just want to get started and have someone else do the technical work, HostRocket.Com offers a hosting plan where they will automatically install the software. This is by far the easiest solution for getting started making cash on the web.
The basic text editor that you need came with your computer. It’s called WordPad or NotePad. You can’t use a word processor like MS Word, or Works, though. Those programs insert extra characters into the code that will mess things up. I use WordPad.
To upload your programs and pages, you will need what’s known as FTP software. A good, free FTP program is Ace FTP It’s just a download away. There’s a futher explanation of FTP programs here.
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